Southeast San Francisco – specifically Bayview Hunter’s Point – is home to a resilient community that has persevered through significant challenges. Historically, the region has faced disproportionate rates of industrial pollution, high rates of unemployment, and ongoing marginalization. Southeast San Francisco is home to more than two-thirds of San Francisco’s pollution sources and one third of the city’s hazardous waste sites.
Many residents lack structured opportunities for safe engagement with the natural environment, meaningful employment, and positive leadership opportunities. Without avenues for engagement, the voices of low-income residents are often overlooked.
Today, our community is at the center of the largest redevelopment effort in San Francisco in recent history. At this critical juncture LEJ is leveraging its history of community engagement and community action to help ensure that current residents have the voice, resources, and ongoing opportunities to help shape the future of the community that has long been their home.
Our Approach to Change
LEJ promotes ecological health, environmental stewardship, and community development in Southeast San Francisco by creating urban greening, eco-literacy, community stewardship and workforce development opportunities that directly engage and support local residents in securing a healthier future.
Read on below to learn more about our major initiatives and how your can get involved.
Our vision of a more just and healthy future for Southeast San Francisco not only involves only our organizations, but others who are like-minded as well. Scroll through the gallery below to learn more about our project-based partnerships with Student Conservation Association, Golden Gate Audubon, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association.
If you or your organization is interested in partnering with us to deepen your impact in the community, please contact our community programs manager, Anthony Khalil at firstname.lastname@example.org.